(Hartford Business Journal, 7/24/18)
Q&A talks with Burke Doar, senior vice president of TRUMPF Inc., a Farmington-based machine tool manufacturer.
Q. TRUMPF Inc. recently expanded its Farmington training center by 18,000 square feet as part of a $3 million investment meant to grow its training base for customers and future workers. What was involved in the expansion and what was the strategy behind it?
A. There were several things involved in the expansion of our training center here in Farmington. First, we had to invest in the remodeling of some of our internal manufacturing space for a larger training floor to accommodate additional TRUMPF machines. In addition to floor space and equipment, we increased the number of training classrooms and added substantially to our IT infrastructure. An area was also remodeled for a new cafeteria for our employees and customers participating in training. The expansion has allowed us to expand our capabilities in order to continue demonstrating TRUMPF’s commitment to the training and education of our precision sheet metal fabrication customers and employees.